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Le Bistro Esplanade

Mihanoviceva 1, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
+385 1 4566 611
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Ranked #12 of 395 Restaurants in Zagreb
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $27
Cuisines: French, Croatian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Le Bistro has a strong heritage and history as the city's culinary innovator. Opened in 1986, as a small French type of restaurant, Le Bistro immediately took an important place in the everyday life of the capital. It was the first restaurant with the glass roof. Le Bistro hostesses were the first in town to wear silk uniforms. Also, Le Bistro was the first place where wine and champagne were served per glass. It is interesting that Le Bistro first served little chocolate with the coffee, and in 1989 Le Bistro was the first place in Croatia to serve the famous Italian dessert tiramisu and celebrate Valentine's Day. Today, this charming renovated restaurant is home to the legendary 'Esplanade Strukli' - traditional dish of Zagreb region - and the best in town! Le Bistro offers light breakfast, excellent coffee, awarded cakes, croissants, Menu du jour at just 19 EUR (3-course menu per Chef's choice with glass of house wine, coffee or tea), seasonal a la carte menu - available on App store for download and weekly promotional menus. Enjoy Le Bistro during breakfast, lunch or dinner inside or on the green terrace. Open every day from 9 am - 11 pm
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Aberchirder
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114 reviews 114 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Part of the luxury Belle Epoque Esplanade Hotel and although of simple design still exudes the class you would expect in a 5-star establishment. The atmosphere however was relaxed and informal, with very friendly and knowledgeable waiters – Iva and Tomislav - who were happy to discuss the menu, wine list and even, at the end of the evening, British... More

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�G|ϗϨ�
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255 reviews 255 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The best ham and cheese sandwich ever . Great service and nice atmosphere. Outside dinning is there and a full meal can be had

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We stayed at the Regent Esplanade Hotel and enjoyed a lovely meal in their restaurant. We were going to choose from the a la carte menu but on further page turning discovered their Menu du Jour. At 149Kuna for 3 courses, a glass of wine and tea or coffee it was not only excellent value but the food was fantastic.... More

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roswell, ga
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

After a morning sightseeing, we had a pleasant, tasty lunch. The young lady serving us on the rainy day was friendly, helpful and made excellent suggestions. Nice Croatian wine by the glass.

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Lovely little Bistro with a great menu. We ate here twice and on both occasions had a fab meal. The price is average and what you would expect for a 5star hotel. Loved the atmosphere and the staff were great. If I am ever in Zagreb again I wouldn't hesitate to eat here again.

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West Horsham, null, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Enjoyed the food. Waitress very friendly but sometimes the service became slow veg arrived a while after main course.

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Newquay, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

There is no doubt that the Esplanade Zagreb is a luxury hotel of the highest order. You step back in time as you enter the reception area, easily imagining times gone by when the Orient Express passengers used to stop here on their travels. We toyed with the idea of going to Zinfandel's, the more formal restaurant in the hotel.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I loved the location and atmosphere of this bistro in the hotel. It was bright friendly ad the food was nice. A bit over ambitious and dint quiet come to perfect but it was nice

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Navestock, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Excellent food and service. The staff here cannot do enough for you and if you need information re the city, they are more than willing to help

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Savannah, Georgia
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100 reviews 100 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed our dinner here of steak and veal chop. Seafood looked good too but meat dishes seemed to be their strong point. Very good service with a great wine list and helpful waiters who can help you with your choices. Ambience was great as well as elegant surroundings. Definitely upscale with most patrons well dressed. Would recommend this to anyone... More

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Additional Information about Le Bistro Esplanade

Address: Mihanoviceva 1, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
Phone Number: +385 1 4566 611
Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Central Croatia  >  Zagreb
Average Prices: USD 9 - 27
Cuisine: French, Croatian

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